We get it. Mother’s Day gifting is tough: How do you communicate just how grateful you are for this person who has done so much for you for so long?
But what do you get for the cool mom? The one that would give you dagger eyes if you got her a Pandora bracelet. How do you tell her how much she means to you, even now that you don’t necessarily see her as often or depend on her as much as when you were a kid? Finding a gift that says all of that can be daunting, especially for the style-forward mom like yours. The key? When searching for the perfect sentimental gift for the cool mom, think beyond things you can quickly grab at a store (and things that everyone has)— and incorporate unique, personalized touches instead. Here, our favorite custom Mother’s Day gift ideas that will really show you care.
Timeless, Personalized Jewelry
A piece of sentimental jewelry will give your mom the chance to feel close to you every day, even when you’re not with her. Surprise her with a timeless “MAMA” Hidden Message Necklace, or create a necklace for her using our Custom Necklace Builder. One idea is to build a birthstone necklace for mom using the HEART or STONE BAR birthstone pavé pendants representing yours and your siblings’ birthstones. If she’s not much of a gemstone person, create an equally meaningful gift using letter pendants featuring yours and your siblings’ initials, and add in a meaningful symbol (perhaps a HEART Pendant) in a contrasting metal between each one. We've put together ideas for even more personalized jewelry gifts for mom and other women you admire here.
Tangible Photo Memories
These days, we tend to take pictures on our phones and then just...leave them there. Sure, we’ll post them on social media, but that’s not quite the same as having actual, printed pictures around the house — which is why, when it comes to personalized gifts for mom, quality printed photos are sure to please. Instead of making mom log onto Facebook every time she wants to see pictures of your kids, order her a custom Artifact Uprising Wood Calendar featuring 12 of your favorite snapshots. Or save her the stress of sorting through the many photos taken on your recent family vacation and print them in a Hardcover Photo Book, which she can display proudly in her home — and enjoy flipping through whenever she wants to reminisce.
It’s a dilemma for the ages: Your mom insists, “I don’t need any gifts!” But you sense she’ll be bummed if you show up to Mother’s Day brunch completely empty-handed. So how do you respect her wishes while still acknowledging just how much she means to you? Give her this Uncommon Goods Letters to My Mom collection: The set of nine letters includes specific prompts, like “Read me when you miss me,” to guide you in writing personal, heartfelt notes that mom can open over the course of several months — or even longer. It’s (almost!) a gift that keeps on giving.
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